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3.0 out of 5 stars One of the more average CCUs, 17 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Haematology: Clinical Cases Uncovered (CaseBased) (Paperback)
I'm a fan of CCUs and decided to read this because I knew nothing of haematology and wanted a general picture of the subject presented in a more applicable manner.

If you've not read anything about haematology, this is not a good book to start with. It's thinner than most other CCUs. The introductory chapter on medical sciences is the shortest I've seen of all the CCUs, except maybe the Neurology CCU. There are 23 brief cases on core conditions. It was very easy to read, very simply written with little to no jargon.

What I didn't like so much was the lack of completeness. After reading this, I went through the OHCM chapter on haaematology. That was a lot more comprehensive with a lot more pictures. I would recommend reading both together if you need something case based. The most disappointing this was that the treatments were often not mentioned in this book. So they wuld go through the whole case and when it came to management, there would be a very general statement saying the patient was treated with chemotherapy but they never mentioned the drugs.

Also, this CCU is written mostly in prose, with less summary boxes the other CCUs usually have. They did however, have an algorithm for each case which I didn't find so helpful because each was almost just like a summary of the case.

Lastly, the key point boxes at the end of each case sometimes had important facts which were not mentioned in the case which I thought was strange because I though the key points was more like a summary of what's most important in the case.
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